May & June Wrap-up!

I haven’t been the best at updating this, and once it got further into June, I figured I would just combine the two months for a wrap-up.

I have passed my Goodreads goal of 50 books (currently at 56), and I haven’t upped the number because I don’t want to stress myself out or feel like I have to read. This summer is continuing to be quite busy, and I deal with my anxiety by knitting. Since I can’t knit and read at the same time, I divide my free time. Sometimes it stresses me out to choose, but I don’t want to feel bad if I’m choosing to knit one day instead of read. Both reading and knitting are passions of mine, and having a higher Goodreads goal would just make my anxiety worse.

Also, from now on I will be listing comics’ authors as academic papers list authors, with the first listed author followed by et al. I don’t want to list the whole list, since I don’t want to accidentally leave any out, and Goodreads isn’t always complete when they list authors/illustrators/colorists/etc. to a comic’s page (which is what I use when writing down my wrap-ups).

Anyway, you’re here for the wrap-up, so here we go.

May 2017:

June 2017:

  • Terrence: A Short Story by Alice Rachel ★★★★★
  • The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections by Neil Gaiman et al ★★★★★
  • The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives by Neil Gaiman et al ★★★★★
  • The Sandman, Vol. 8: World’s End by Neil Gaiman et al ★★★★★
  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore et al ★★★★☆
  • The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman et al ★★★★★
  • Amulet, Vol. 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi ★★★★☆
  • Jessica Jones, Alias Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Benis et al ★★★★★
  • Chewbacca by Gerry Duggan et al ★★★★☆

I also unboxed the June Nocturnal Reader’s Box: All Hail the King (Stephen King).

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I’m actually ready for fall, cooler weather, and Halloween, but the summer isn’t so bad.

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April 2017 Wrap-up

I didn’t finish many books this past month, but I did read some bigger books and am still pretty happy with the ones I finished.

  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, & Grace Ellis ★★★★★
  • The Mythical Creatures Bible: Everything You Needed to Know About Mythical Creatures by Brenda Rosen ★★★★☆
  • The Waste Lands by Stephen King ★★★★★
  • The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard ★★★★★
  • Standing Ground by Alice Rachel ★★★★★
  • DNF: Mind Games by TJ Moore ★☆☆☆☆

I’m excited for May’s reading, especially since I’ve started A Court of Wings and Ruin, and the next Dark Tower novel is in my queue as well.

What was the best book you read this past month?

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March 2017 Wrap-up!

Hi all. I haven’t a ton of books this past month (though I have started quite a few). I’ve been learning more about knitting and growing my skill set there, so my attention has been more divided between the two. It’s definitely not a bad thing, as knitting helps my anxiety and anxious hands, but I am hoping to get more reading done this next month.

All five-star reads!

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February 2017 Wrap-up!

I read a total of nine books this month, which I’m pretty proud about. I’ve completed 20 books into my 50-book reading goal for 2017, so I may be raising that number later on.

  • The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie ★★★★☆
  • Vamps by Elaine Lee & William Simpson ★★★★☆
  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 3: A Terrible Plan by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, & Carolyn Nowak ★★★★★
  • The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories by Robert Chambers ★★★★★
  • I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young ★★★★★
  • Username: Evie by Joe Sugg ★☆☆☆☆
  • Amulet, Vol. 3: The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi ★★★★★
  • Yes Please by Amy Poehler (audiobook) ★★★★★
  • From a Buick 8 by Stephen King (audiobook) ★★★☆☆

I also started a some books this month that I hope to finish next month.

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January 2017 Wrap-up

This month was a pretty decent reading month. I set my yearly goal for 2017 as 50 books, and I’m already 11 books there (which is definitely more than I thought I’d finish this month). I read some awesome books this past month, and I have linked my reviews to those I have reviewed. My favorite read was The Gunslinger, and I can’t wait to continue that journey.

I also did a show/series review on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, if you’re interested in reading that.

What was the best book you read in January?

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2016 Wrap-up!

2016 Wrap-up!

Happy New Year everyone! 2016 was a year of so many changes for me, and I read a total of 124 books throughout the whole year (my goal was 100!). The months near the end of the year were less book-finishing filled, as I started my first (dream) job in my field after ten months of working retail, and I also moved to my dream city. That being said, here’s what I read in 2016! If I’ve reviewed a book, it will be linked.

2016 in Books

January:

February:

  • Under Ground by Alice Rachel   ★★★★★
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen   ★★★★★
  • Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol   ★★★★★
  • Deadpool Killustrated by Cullen Bunn   ★★★★★
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson   ★★★★★
  • Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir   ★★★★★
  • F U, Penguin: Telling Cute Animals What’s What by Matthew Gasteier   ★★★☆☆
  • Time: Exploring the Unexplained by Time-Life Books   ★★★★★
  • The Cupid Chronicles (The Wedding Planner’s Daughter #2) by Coleen Mortagh Paratore  ★★★★☆

March:

  • Harley Quinn #1 (The New 52) by Amanda Conner   ★★★★★
  • Concrete Park Volume 1 by Tony Puryear   ★★★★☆
  • Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, and Roxyanne Young   ★★★☆☆
  • Monsters by John Malam   ★★☆☆☆
  • Monster Beach by Sean Patrick O’Reilly   ★★★★☆
  • Snow White and the Seven Robots: A Graphic Novel by Louise Simonson and Jimena Sanchez   ★★★★★
  • Red Riding Hood, Superhero: A Graphic Novel by Otis Frampton   ★★★★★
  • Into the Woods (Bigfoot Boy #1) by J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks   ★★★★☆
  • Werewolves of Wisconsin and Other American Myths, Monsters and Ghosts by Andy Fish   ★★☆☆☆
  • Lumberjanes #1 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen   ★★★★★
  • Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods: Twenty Chilling Tales from the Wilderness by Hal Johnson and Tom Mead   ★★★★☆
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf   ★★★★★
  • Lumberjanes #2 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, and Brooke A. Allen   ★★★★★
  • The Mer-Child: A Legend for Children and Other Adults by Robin Morgan   ★★★★★
  • Droplets by Meaghan Rauscher   ★★★★☆

April:

May:

June:

July:

  • The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft   ★★★★★
  • The Color Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft   ★★★★★
  • The Lurking Fear by H.P. Lovecraft   ★★★★☆
  • Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell by Paul Dini & Joe Quinones   ★★☆☆☆
  • The Music of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft   ★★★★☆
  • Harley Quinn & the Suicide Squad, #1 (Barnes & Noble exclusive) by Rob Williams, Jim Lee, & Sean Galloway   ★★★★★

August:

September:

October:

November:

  • Lumberjanes, Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, & Shannon Watters   ★★★★★
  • Fanboys vs. Zombies, Vol. 1 by Sam Humphries & Jerry Gaylord   ★★★★★
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (reread)   ★★★★★
  • House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski   ★★★★☆
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff   ★★★★★
  • The Running Man by Stephen King   ★★★★☆

December:

  • Amulet, Vol. 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse by Kazu Kibuishi    ★★★★☆

Unboxings from 2016:

My reading goal for 2017 is currently set to 50 books, as I don’t want to stress myself out but I do really want to get out of my reading slump soon. What is your goal for 2017, and what was the best book you read in 2016?

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September Wrap-Up and It Discussion

September Wrap-Up and It Discussion

As you may know, I read Stephen King’s It during the month of September. This was my main focus for the month, though I did read some of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (I just haven’t finished it yet). Because of this, I don’t have a huge monthly wrap-up, so after the jump I’ve included my short discussion on It. If you haven’t read It, you may want to avoid the discussion as there may be spoilers.

September’s wrap-up:

I also posted an unboxing for Horror Block’s September Stephen King-themed box.

If you’re interested in reading my short discussion on It, read more.  Continue reading “September Wrap-Up and It Discussion”